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Keetmanshoop Region Newsletter on the web.
BIOGRAPHY OF FR. L. BRISSON by Fr. Dirk Koster
Our sincere gratitude to Fr. Koster for undertaking the task to publish his research on the life and work of Fr. Louis Brisson, our Founder. With the centenary celebrations of the death in 2008 in sight, this work will certainly be a great tribute to our Founder, and a source of joy to us and the Oblate Sisters.
We pray Godís blessings upon Fr. Koster, and congratulate him for a job well done.
The SOUTH AMERICAN REGION becoming a PROVINCE
We rejoice with all our South
American confreres on this new status, to come into effect on
Jose Kiesel OSFS, who was the former Regional
Superior of the South American Region until his election on
Our congratulations and assurances of love and prayers go out to all our South American confreres. May God bless you, and may many young men hear Godís voice to serve as DeSales Oblate priests.
Ordination to the PRIESTHOOD of Rev. MARKUS KRAXBERGER osfs.
God bless you.
On behalf of all confreres worldwide, we offer you congratulations and wish you fruitful years ahead in the vineyard of the Lord. Be not afraid!
JOURNEY TO PELLA, South Africa
On November 20 and 21, 2006,
the De Sales Oblates of the Keimoes and Keetmanshoop Regions will gather at
Since 2004 the two Regions have had discussions about the possibility of merging into one, and the Committee, as well as the Regional Councils, have been meeting regularly and compiled documents to facilitate this process.
This will be the first of many general meetings among all confreres in the two Regions.
It is our prayer and hope that God will guide us. Please pray for us.
UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS (September Ė December)
02 Sep. †††††††††††††††††††††† Br. Harhold Hilarion† Beukes
15 Sep. †††††††††††††††††††††† Br. Edwin Etienne† Swartz
12 Oct. ††††††††††††††††††††††
28 Oct.††††††††††††††††††††††† Fr. Edmund† Fuchs
29 Oct.††††††††††††††††††††††† Fr. Albert Rebmann
11 Nov. ††††††††† ††††††††††† Fr. Emil Frederick Hartung
03 Dec. ††††††††††††††††††††† Fr. Fransiskus Xaverius Swartbooi
12 Dec. ††††††††††††††††††††† Br. Reynold Charlenton Esau
25 Dec. ††††††††††††††††††††† Fr. Jan Bokern
NEW NUNCIO FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA
His Excellency, Archbishop JAMES PATRICK GREEN, a native of Philadelphia, USA, born on 30 May 1950, and ordained to the priesthood on 15 May 1976, was appointed as nuncio to South Africa, Namibia, and consecrated in Rome on 6 September 2006.
We pray Godís blessings upon
him as he takes up this new task. We wish him strength, courage and all that is
best. Welcome to southern